All the Belgians are not equal as far as pensions are concerned
One Belgian out of five is retired but his or her condition strongly depends on status and gender. This is the result of this new study by the KULeuven and the Federal Public Service Social Security. For example, a woman who used to be self-employed receives almost 11 times less than a past civil servant. Together with ageing, the huge difference between the pension’s regimes is an additional factor arming the implementation of a pension’s system affordable, fair and sufficient for the 21st century.
Grey Gold - How the babyboomers can make eldercare a success story
The debate on ageing has been going on for quite a few years, but nothing has actually been done. The clock keeps ticking… With this book we want to stimulate the reform process, and offer a new reference frame for the debate. All too often the debate is focussed on the costs and burdens. Eldercare is more than retirement homes, homecare and care for the demented. In this book we offer concrete policy proposals on the financing of eldercare, on how the available money is best spent (we strongly believe the elderly are best placed to make such decisions, and not the care facilities), on how we can resolve the personnel shortage, and how we can prepare our houses and neighbourhoods for the 3rd age.
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